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Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Not aware of any: As far as herbs, I am not aware of any that could worsen your svt. Definitely stay away from stimulants such as caffeine, pseudoefedrine (sudafed) and phenylephrine (pe) as they could trigger an episode of svt ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more


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What can I do to prevent superventricular tachycardia (svt)?

What can I do to prevent superventricular tachycardia (svt)?

See cardiologist: Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) can be exacerbated by many conditions, typically those that stimulate the heart like, exercise, stimulant medications or foods like caffeine. You should see a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) or cardiologist, for initial evaluation and possible testing as catheter ablation procedures are often an effective cure. Take care. ...Read more

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How I can prevent SVT attack(super ventricula techacardia)?

How I can prevent SVT attack(super ventricula techacardia)?

Sometimes you can't : Svt is an intermittent short circuit in the electrical conduction system. Adrenergic states can activate it (illness, dehydration, etc.). This is treatable with medicines or ablation & vagal maneuvers can break svt. Talk to a cardiologist to examine your options. ...Read more

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What herb or pill can you take to stop svt?

What herb or pill can you take to stop svt?

Not herbs: Supraventricular tachycardia and other cardiac arrhythmias need to be evaluated and followed by a physician -- ultimately, probably a cardiologist. Certain medications and/or substances you're taking can cause or exacerbate this too. Though magnesium has helped some people with svt, i wouldn't rely solely on this or any herb. Your primary care doctor is a place to begin, and go from there. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take if I have SVT do I have to take anything?

SVT: Paroxysmal svt which occurs rarely probably doesn't need drug to try and prevent. Svt that occurs more than once a month is worth treating and for some folks even if monthly or less. Treating infrequent arrhythmias takes a long time to know if the treatment is actually working, statistically if month svt can take 6 months to be sure meds working. ...Read more

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Is SVT deadly?

SVT: Most svt is an annoyance rather than a great hemodynamic stress. Should svt happen in a patient in brittle cardiac status however it could conceivably cause serious problems. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Can alcohol bring on an episode of svt?

Can alcohol bring on an episode of svt?

ABSOLUTELY!: Alcohol can be directly toxic to the heart in sufficient quantities. Excessive drinking can cause any number of cardiac problems including svt. *i agree. In addition alcohol can lead to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities - both of which can also contribute to arrhythmias.*. ...Read more

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How can I tell of my taccycardia is svt?

Svt: best to ask your doc. An ECG obtained during your tachycardia will be necessary. Thus might be done with an ECG, Holter or event recorder, rarely an ILR. ...Read more

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Do household cleaning products trigger svt?

No: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is largely caused by heart disease, heart failure, thyroid disease, congenital abnormalities or trauma. Svt is a blanket term that refers to any cardiac arrhythmia that begins above the heart's ventricles. The most common form of svt is atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How does shortened pr interval lead to svt?

How does shortened pr interval lead to svt?

Short pr: The PR interval represents the time it takes for electricity to pass from the top to the bottom heart chambers. Normally, there's a delay in this passage, of up to 1/5th of a second; however, if the passage is too fast, or less than ~1/8th of a second, a short circuiting "bypass" tract may be present, which can lead to a SVT. Catheter ablation can cure these, so speak with a heart rhythm doctor. ...Read more

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Would hydroxycut affect someone who had svt?

Would hydroxycut affect someone who had svt?

Yes: Hydroxycut has green tea, oolong tea, and caffeine as the main ingredients. As stimulants, these would all increase heart rate. Not really recommended if you have svt. ...Read more

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Help please? How is life after SVT abalation?

Svt: most patients feel great after ablation since they can stop their meds, and restrictions are listed unless there is another health problem. ...Read more

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Does being overtired and or stress cause SVT ?

SVT: Being overtired or overstressed does not cause svt. But if one is susceptible to svt, being overtired or overstressed can exacerbate the svt. Stress causes release of adrenaline into the blood stream which in turn can stimulate the hearts electricity and lead to svt. Same thing with being overtired, which may mean dehydrated and electrolyte imbalance, and lead to svt. ...Read more

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